Edward Leigh, M.A.

Creating positive workplace environments to
energize people and increase productivity

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About Edward Leigh

Edward Leigh focuses on creating positive workplace and learning environments. His programs lead to increased productivity, enhanced morale and decreased job-relate stress. He presents high-energy and informative programs to a wide variety of groups, including corporations, associations, government organizations, hospitals, schools and universities.

He presents program in a wide variety of formats, including one-hour keynote speeches and half-day / full-day training sessions. At many meetings, he presents multiple programs, including popular keynote / breakout combinations. This has been a dream situation for meeting planners – they can hire one speaker to fill in multiple spots.


He appears on many national television shows, including interviews on The Montel Williams Show, MSNBC News and The Today Show, where Katie Couric interviewed him. He can now also be called “Reality TV Star” after his appearance on the Discovery Health Channel Show, Mystery Diagnosis. The program is repeated on The Learning Channel (TLC).

He writes articles for several national publications, including Coping, Wellness Perspectives and The Association Management Magazine. He is a monthly columnist for The Speaker Magazine. He has been written about in hundreds of local and regional magazines and newspapers. Multiple online publications also feature stories on his work.


He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Cleveland State University and a Master’s Degree in Health Education from Kent State University. He graduated with honors from both Universities. Also, both Universities honored him with Distinguished Alumni Awards. He has received many other awards including the E. Larry Moles Award from the National Speakers Association / Ohio, the National Awareness Award from the Colon Cancer Alliance, and the Community Awareness Award from Substance Abuse Initiative of Cleveland.


He is featured in the books Secrets of Superstar Speakers and Triumphs of the Human Spirit.


Edward is married to Beth, who is a professional artist with a degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art. The live in a quiet country home on eight acres of land. They share their home with 17 dogs, which are composed of 16 Pugs and 1 English Toy Spaniel. They breed and show Pugs; many of which are Champions!

*** He is very successful in speaking industry because he knows there are two parts in making it in this business – excellent platform skills and “easy to work with” manner. In addition to his dynamic stage presence, meeting planners love his “low maintenance” approach.